21 days in Japan Itinerary

21 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kagoshima
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
3
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
4
Kagoshima
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Takachiho-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Minamioguni-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Kusatsu-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore


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1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashii-gu, see the interesting displays at OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum, see the interesting displays at Fukuoka Citizen’s Disaster Prevention Center, thentrek along Aburayama Shimin no Mori, and finally look for gifts at Fukuoka Washita Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Fukuoka to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum ©
OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum
Kashii-gu ©
Kashii-gu

1
night
Kagoshima

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Temmonkan Mujyaki, examine the collection at Ishibashi Park, thencontemplate the long history of Nanshu Shrine, thenstroll the grounds of Nanshu Cemeteries, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kagoshima Prefectural Office Observation Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Spas Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Ishibashi Park ©
Ishibashi Park
Nanshu Shrine ©
Nanshu Shrine

2
nights
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine, and then kick back and relax at Isso Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls, and then take in the pleasant sights at Gejibe no Sato.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kagoshima in November; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 24°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Tachudake ©
Tachudake

1
night
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll around Kagoshima Kenritsu Yoshino Park, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat, thenexplore the world behind art at Kagoshima City Museum of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kagoshima trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, Kagoshima is slightly colder than Yakushima-cho - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nagashima Museum ©
Nagashima Museum
Kagoshima City Museum of Art ©
Kagoshima City Museum of Art
Kagoshima Kenritsu Yoshino Park ©
Kagoshima Kenritsu Yoshino Park

2
nights
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tokubetsuto Rice Terraces, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aratate Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kushifuru Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaguraden, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Takachiho Gorge Freshwater Fish Aquarium, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Takachihokyo Passage.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kagoshima to Takachiho-cho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Minamioguni-machi.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Aratate Shrine ©
Aratate Shrine
Kaguraden ©
Kaguraden
Kushifuru Shrine ©
Kushifuru Shrine

2
nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
Step out of the city life by going to Tadewara Wetlands and Mt. Kuju. Bring the kids along to Aso Mizuki Meguri and Kuju Mountain Range. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minamioguni-machi: Onsen Resorts (in Yamaga), Aso Highland Museum Park (in Minamiaso-mura) and Aso Panorama Line (in Aso).

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Minamioguni-machi road trip planner.

Drive from Takachiho-cho to Minamioguni-machi in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Minamioguni-machi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kokonoe-machi, Aso, Onsen Resorts, Yamanami Highway, Aso Highland Museum Park
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Tadewara Wetlands ©
Tadewara Wetlands
Mt. Kuju ©
Mt. Kuju
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Fukuoka vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Minamioguni-machi to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Solaria Plaza ©
Solaria Plaza
Shikaumi Shrine ©
Shikaumi Shrine
Seinan Gakuin University Museum ©
Seinan Gakuin University Museum

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, don't miss a visit to Hozomon, thenget engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, thensee the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiyose Sunflower Farm, examine the collection at Subway Museum, view the masterpieces at TOKYO Samurai Kembu, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kiyose Sunflower Farm
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Subway Museum ©
Subway Museum

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
You'll explore and learn at Hikaru Museum and Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan). Get outdoors at Daikanbo and Osakacho Waterfalls. Change things up with these side-trips from Takayama: Kanazawa Phonograph Museum (in Kanazawa) and Rakusuitei Art Museum (in Toyama). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, look for gifts at Hida Bussankan, admire the striking features of Takayama City Hall, and see the interesting displays at Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Takayama vacation app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Takayama, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osakacho Waterfalls, Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, Daikanbo, Rakusuitei Art Museum
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Hikaru Museum ©
Hikaru Museum
Sakurayama Nikkokan ©
Sakurayama Nikkokan

2
nights
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirane Shrine, don't miss a visit to Sai no Kawaradori, witness a stunning natural landmark at Shogun Okumiage No Yuwaku, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoritomogu, thenlook for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Kusatsu Undojaya Koen, and finally see the interesting displays at Balz Kinenkan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kusatsu-machi holiday planning tool.

Getting from Takayama to Kusatsu-machi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Takayama in December since evenings lows in Kusatsu-machi dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Shirane Shrine ©
Shirane Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine, look for gifts at Kiddy Land Harajuku, examine the collection at Ota Memorial Museum of Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yanaka Cemetery Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Fukagawa Edo Museum, and finally examine the collection at Nissan Crossing.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kusatsu-machi to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kusatsu-machi in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ota Memorial Museum of Art ©
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Nissan Crossing ©
Nissan Crossing
Kitanomaru Park ©
Kitanomaru Park

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